How To Be a Leader

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Our Attention Crisis: Productivity, Wellbeing and Mental Health
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Staying Positive When The World Is Falling Apart
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The Answer To Success: Don’t start with the end in mind
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Positive Culture: Thinking your way to less stress
How To Be a Leader - Post Image
How To Be a Leader How a resonant leadership mindset will yield undeniable benefits from your team
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When Life Gives Lemons, Make Zest
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Positive Thinking: It’s All in the Rehearsal
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How To Be A Leader
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The power of positivity: it’s never been so important!
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The Resilient Brain
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The power of positivity: it’s never been so important!
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The link between enlightened values and superior financial performance
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Positivity is now a must have to keep pace with your competition
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Zest: Why Confidence is Crucial
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Mindfulness and Modern Life
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Zest: What is Resilience?
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Tips for Living with Zest – a fantastic high performance way of being
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Why Grace? Influencing Skills Simplified.
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Zest: high performance mindsets and cultures that deliver
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How to uncover, hone and retain talent
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Reliable Lasting Behavioural Change
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To stand out you need to say what you stand for.
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How to embed leadership / cultural innovation in 5 moves
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How to increase profits by increasing engagement in 6 steps.
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Why CREAM rises to the top at work, home & play
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Why you need a shared approach to Leadership, Engagement and Culture (in 500 words)
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Learning To Love Public Speaking
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Being Great At Public Speaking
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Leadership resilience is about more than eating pressure for breakfast!
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What’s Holding Back Your Sales?
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Sales Simplified – The Golden Rules
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Selling Professional Services
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Your Mood: The Great Game Changer
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Which Do I Need: Coach, Mentor, Life-coach, or Counsellor?
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Beating depression
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Mindfulness at Work
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Mindfulness and Emotions
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The Bright Side of Not Bremaining
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Memory Techniques
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Memory Myths
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The Little Tale of The UK Referendum, The US Election, and The Positive Psychologist
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How happiness can help in business
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Three for three: 3 techniques to reduce depression, increase happiness and improve effectiveness
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Wellbeing is a competitive advantage you MUST have…
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How to Make More M&A and VC/PE Deals Succeed
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How to save £15,000 per employee by boosting morale
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Two Minute Introduction to Mindfulness
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Take better decisions, be more creative, free up time (in 500 words)
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Seven Sure-fire Steps for Securing Engagement
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Six Long and Short Cuts to Crack Culture Change
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Professional Service Business Development
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Leadership Demystified
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How to Beat Depression
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Why Grace?
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Beware The New Years Dreamstealers!
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A Giant Passes
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Handling the most challenging news
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Let go of what you can’t control and focus on what you can
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Extrovert or introvert in sales?

How a resonant leadership mindset will yield undeniable benefits from your team

In our consultancy roles, we have often been asked the simple question, “How can I be the best leader for my people?”. You might expect a long and complicated answer but the truth is, there’s no complex formula that makes a successful leader.

So take just two minutes to understand the simple dos and don’ts that will help you hone your own leadership mindset into one that will draw out the most from your team.

 

Being kind doesn’t make you a leader, nor does being a hard-ass

Many CEOs and business owners have fallen into the trap of thinking that if they are kind enough, their staff will give them their best possible output. But if you fail to marry your kindness with truly resonant leadership, you are likely to fail to inspire your team.

Whether it’s because you are reticent to provide the developmental feedback that’s crucial to personal progress, or to confront mistakes or awkward situations, you’ll end up being liked rather than respected and, more importantly, followed.

Conversely, we still encounter senior managers who reprimand staff in front of others, boss people around, or even use threats in an attempt to motivate.

These techniques amount to weakness, and certainly not “a leader”.

 

How do you become a leader that people want to follow?

In reality, until you find people who say “I will follow you”, you can’t hope to be anything more than someone who happens to have more responsibility than someone else. It’s the followers that turn people with authority, CEOs, MDs – whomever – into genuine leaders.

The key here is to manage your people in a way that triggers their own positive emotions; to make them feel respected, confident, safe and inspired. It really is as simple as that.

Here at The Positive Profitability Co, we call this approach “resonant leadership”, and to become a leader who resonates with your team, it’s vital that you first do your own job to a very high standard. Rather than being simply kind, you will display genuine warmth and optimism without shying away from responsibility.

 

Genuine leaders must be prepared to be tough

Of course, there will be some unsettling challenges to face up to as a leader in your organisation. In these situations, leading with grace entails having the mental toughness and emotional resilience to seek the greater good on behalf of your entire team.

When you become a strong, resonant leader, your team will respond in kind, drawing on their maximum potential. You’ll see a happier, more energetic workplace with improved results and increased profits.

Your leadership won’t go unnoticed either. Lead with grace and you’ll open up new career opportunities. It’s a simple approach, and it works every time.

There is more on the attributes and behaviours that will help you to lead with grace in our founder’s book, Positive Leadership, Positive Change.

Take the next step towards resonant leadership by contacting us for an appointment.

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